Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the newly appointed Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara visited SLC today. The Minister was welcomed by Vice Presidents of SLC Kushil Gunasekara & Kaplia Wijegunawardene, Secretary of SLC Prakash Schaffter, Nuski Mohamed, Jayananda Warnaweera & Carlton Bernadus – Head of Cricket Operations & Actg. CEO of SLC. The Minister had discussions with the Interim Committee and the Minister was briefed of the current operational plans in progress of SLC. The Minister spoke to the Staff of SLC thereafter.
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that SLC Head of Coaching Jerome Jayaratne, has been appointed as the Interim Head Coach of the Sri Lankan National Team with immediate effect for the upcoming West Indies Series in October / November 2015 .
Chairman Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Sidath Wettimuny met the new Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara at the Ministry of Sports today. Vice Chairman SLC Mr. Kushil Gunasekara and Head of Cricket Operations Mr. Carlton Bernadus too were present at this occasion.
WICB Media Release The West Indies Cricket Board announced on Friday a 15-member Test squad for the Tour of Sri Lanka next month. SQUAD Jason Holder (Captain) Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain) Devendra Bishoo Jermaine Blackwood Carlos Brathwaite Darren Bravo Rajindra Chandrika Shane Dowrich Shannon Gabriel Shai Hope Denesh Ramdin Kemar Roach Marlon Samuels Jerome Taylor Jomel Warrican Team Management Unit Phil Simmons (Head Coach) Sir Richie Richardson (Team Operations Manager) Stuart Williams (Assistant Coach) Sir Curtly Ambrose (Assistant Coach) Andre Coley (Assistant Coach) C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist) Richard Berridge (Performance Analyst) Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist) Philip Spooner (Media Relations Manager) NOTES The WICB has announced that Jason Holder will be the new captain of the West Indies Test team. He replaces… Read More →
Sri Lanka Cricket under the Vision 15/15 of the Interim Committee, has been working on upgrading the Gym facilities for our National Cricketers in all of its International venues. This project is a vital aspect and will allow SLC to further develop the ‘Performance Environment’ of our National Cricketers. This project will also give the rural players opportunities to use the facilities at Zonal and District level in strength and conditioning in order to develop their ability to their highest level. Below is a summary of what the project will entail: · R Premedasa – Refurbish and Renovate the current facility to be a world class performance gym. This development will dramatically improve the quality of training for players who… Read More →
Media Release We would like to inform you of the resignation of Mr. Marvan Atapattu from the post of Head Coach of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team which has been accepted by Sri Lanka Cricket. Mr. Atapattu was appointed to this position in October 2014, previously serving as the Batting Coach to the team from 2011 and as Interim Head Coach for a brief period from April 2014 after Mr.Paul Farbrace resigned. During this time, he has given of his time and service with the same professionalism that was his hallmark as an international cricketer. The high point of his career as coach must be the series victory against England in England in May/June 2014, when the Sri Lanka Cricket… Read More →
Under 15 ‘’Prima Cup’’ Inter District Tournament – 2015 Match Results Date – 29/08/2015 No – 1 Kandy Zone – 2 VsKegalle District at PallekalleInternational Stadium Batting First :-Kandy Zone – ll Batting Second :- Kegalle District Kandy Zone – ll 280/5 in 50 overs KasunGunawardana – 119 (4 x 17) 6 x 4) (131 B) ThikshaGunasinghe – 76 Kegalla District 97 All out 31.1 Overs NirmanPathiharya – 20 SitumSajana – 18 KasunKarunathilaka – 5/13N Pravithan – 2/17ShamashanaAbykoon – 2/6 SadeepaLakshan – 2/48 Result :-Kandy Zone – ll Won by 183 Runs Date – 01/09/2015 No – 2 Colombo North Zone – 2 VsGampaha Zone – 1 at De Mazenod College ground Batting First :- Colombo… Read More →
Media Release The distribution ceremony of 24 Turf covers to Division 1 & 2 cricket playing Schools was held at Sri Lanka Cricket premise recently, with the participation of the representatives of the beneficiary schools. Chairman Sri Lanka Cricket Sidath Wettimuny, Secretary Schools Cricket Association Mr.Dilshan de Silva, Cheif Executive Officer SLC Ashley de Silva, Head of Cricket Operations SLC Carlton Bernardus were present to distribute the Turf Covers to the schools nominated by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association. Speaking at the event Chairman SLC Sidath Wettimuny said that “Due to non availability of Turf pitch covers, most of the Under 19 cricket matches were affected during the rainy season in the past. No sooner SLSCA & SLC were informed… Read More →
ICC Media Release Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the third Test against India, which concluded at the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Tuesday. The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Sri Lanka management, cited concerns about the legality of the 22-year-old’s bowling action. Kaushal’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Kaushal is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known. Details of the ICC regulations for the review of… Read More →
Media Release At a meeting of the National Women’s Selection Committee held on 1st September 2015, the following squad of 20 Players was selected for the Women’s Team tour of New Zealand which will take place from the 27th October to 23rd November 2015. 1 Sashikala Siriwardene (Captain) 2 Chamari Attapattu 3 Prasadini Weerakkody 4 Dilani Manodara 5 Eshani Lokusuriya 6 Inoka Ranaweera 7 Ama Kanchana 8 Suganthika Kumari 9 Maduri Samuddhika 10 Nipuni Hansika 11 Udeshika Prabodini 12 Oshadi Ranasinghe 13 Lasanthi Madushani 14 Sripali Weerakkody 15 Hansini Perera 16 Rose Perera 17 Anushka Sanjeewani 18 Nilakshi Silva 19 Kushanthi Liyanage 20 Chamari Polgampola
Three Sri Lanka players and India’s Ishant Sharma have been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in two separate incidents during the penultimate day’s play in the third Test against India at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo. Dinesh Chandimal has been handed one Suspension Point* for breaching Article 2.2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact with a Player”. This means Chandimal will miss Sri Lanka’s next One-Day International, which will be against the West Indies on 1 November at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The incident happened in the 76th over when Chandimal made deliberate physical contact with Sharma when India’s number-11 batsman was in the middle… Read More →
Test match victories, especially overseas, don’t always come easy. Test series wins away from home come even harder. India walked the hard road to success at the SSC ground, quelling formidable resistance from the indefatigable Angelo Mathews to script a come-from-behind series win on Sri Lankan soil. Not since Mohammad Azharuddin’s Class of 1993 had an India side returned home from the Emerald Isle with a series win to its name. Not since Sourav Ganguly’s Class of 2001 had India fought back from 0-1 down to emerge victorious in a three-Test series. Both boxes were ticked emphatically, Virat Kohli crowning his first full series as captain by leading India to a hard-earned 117-run victory in the final Test on a… Read More →